Breast Augmentation in Worcester, MA
For women with breasts that are underdeveloped or breasts that have shrunk in size following pregnancy, lactation, weight loss, or the aging process, breast augmentation surgery can achieve a more proportioned look. Dr. Deborah K. Ekstrom, a board-certified plastic surgeon at Salisbury Plastic Surgery in Worcester, provides natural-looking breast augmentation for residents of Worcester and the surrounding communities in Massachusetts.s
What is Breast Augmentation?
Breast augmentation surgery is a procedure that enlarges the breasts by inserting silicone or saline implants inside the breast tissue. One of the most common cosmetic procedures performed globally, breast augmentation, provides long-lasting, natural-looking results.
Why Should I Consider Breast Augmentation?
Breast augmentation improves a woman’s appearance and self-esteem by correcting the following problems:
- Adding size and volume to breasts that are underdeveloped
- Correcting asymmetrical breasts or a chest that looks lopsided
- Increasing lost fullness and volume following pregnancy or weight loss
- Replacing lost fullness and volume following a mastectomy
- Improving a the overall proportions of a woman’s figure
Dr. Ekstrom may also recommend performing a breast lift in combination with your breast augmentation procedure in order to achieve optimal enhancement.
Am I a Good Candidate for Breast Augmentation?
Almost any adult woman in overall good health may be a good candidate for this procedure, assuming you have realistic expectations about the results. In general, For women who feel embarrassed by breasts that are too small for your figure, breast augmentation may be an ideal solution.
Demystifying the Breast Augmentation Procedure
There are many options to consider regarding your breast augmentation procedure. Dr. Ekstrom is an experienced surgeon with extensive skill and expertise and will outline all of your options clearly to help you make the most appropriate choices for your body and lifestyle. We will thoroughly inform you regarding your surgical options and the types of breast implants you may choose from, including:
- Saline or Silicone Implants: There are specific benefits and advantages to each type of breast implant, and Dr. Ekstrom will explain these thoroughly and recommend the most appropriate type of implant for your procedure.
- Implant “projection” or “profile”: Breast implants provide either a high, medium or low projection profile that determines the distance or projection of your new breasts.
- Implant shape: You may choose between round or teardrop-shaped implants, depending on which type most suits your figure and desired results.
- Implant position: Ekstrom may decide to position the implant either over or under the pectoral muscle in the chest, again depending on the best recommendation for your particular figure.
You may decide to combine your breast augmentation with one or more additional procedures, such as a breast lift, abdominoplasty or “tummy tuck” or body contouring. A combination of these is known as a full-body “Mommy Makeover” that is popular among women following pregnancy and lactation. Dr. Ekstrom will be happy to recommend the best options based on your age, figure, and lifestyle.
How is Breast Augmentation Performed?
Breast augmentation procedures require incisions that may be located underneath the breast, around the areola, or under the arm. The implant may be inserted under the pectoral muscle or directly behind the fatty breast tissue. Scarring is minimal, and most scars fade over time.
What Should I Expect Following Breast Augmentation Surgery?
Most patients experience mild discomfort for two to three days following surgery, and Dr. Ekstrom may recommend that you wear a special sports bra. After that point, most women are able to resume regular activities as long as they are not too strenuous. Most of the post-operative swelling will subside in a few weeks, and you can then fully appreciate your results and return to normal activities, such as vigorous exercise. Our friendly staff will support and counsel you through every step of the recovery process.
Will I Still Be Able to Breastfeed Following Breast Augmentation Surgery?
Many women pose this question, and the answer is a resounding “yes!” Breast implants do not generally interfere with breastfeeding.
Will Breast Augmentation Lift My Sagging Breasts?
Breast augmentation surgery alone does not typically correct sagging, although added volume may make breasts appear higher on the chest. Normally, to correct sagging while also adding volume, a combination of breast augmentation and breast lift procedures would be recommended.
How Long Do Breast Implants Last?
Although breast implants typically last 10 to 20 years before requiring replacement, in some cases, they may require revision before that time. Dr. Ekstrom and our staff of specialists will help you to recognize signs of any problems or complications that may require the removal or exchange of your implants.
How Much Does Breast Augmentation Cost in Worcester?
The cost of cosmetic procedures varies widely among patients, as each procedure is tailored to each individual, and a combination of procedures may be required to achieve your desired results. Health insurance does not typically cover breast augmentation procedures; however, our office provides financing and flexible payment options.
If you want to increase the size and volume of your breasts, contact Dr. Deborah K. Ekstrom to inquire about breast augmentation procedures at Salisbury Plastic Surgery in Worcester, serving residents of Worcester and the surrounding communities in Massachusetts.